Leicester City will welcome Norwich City to King Power Stadium this Wednesday in the rearranged Round 21 game of the 2021/22 Premier League season.
Venue: King Power Stadium (Leicester)
Leicester City are without a win in their last seven games (three draws and four losses).
The hosts have kept one clean sheet in their last nine games in all competitions.
A league-high 23 of Leicester’s games this season saw both teams score.
Norwich have scored just 22 goals in the league this season which is the lowest goals tally this season.
They have taken just nine points from their 17 away games this season.
They have also conceded 37 away goals this season. Only four sides have conceded more goals away from home.
The visitors are winless in their last seven away games in all competitions.
Head to head
In seven PL meetings between both sides, Leicester City have four wins while Norwich City have two wins.
Latest performances in all competitions
Leicester City: L-L-L-D-D
Norwich City: L-L-L-L-W
Leicester City will look to end their miserable run of form when they welcome Norwich City to the King Power Stadium this Wednesday.
The Foxes have endured a heart-wrenching few days, with two losses in the Premier League against Tottenham (3-1) and Everton (2-1) sandwiched between a loss to AS Roma (1-0) which ended Leicester City’s participation in the UEFA Europa Conference League.
Their last loss was against relegation-threatened Everton, extending Leicester City’s winless run to six games in all competitions.
And so, this visit of rock-bottom and already relegated Norwich City does at least provide hope of a return to winning ways for Brendan Rodgers, who is under pressure because of his side’s recent poor form. Should they lose this game, it would mark the first time Leicester have lost three successive games since February 2019, a record the Northern Irishman would be desperate to avoid as that losing run back in 2019 spelt the end of former coach Claude Puel.
Rodgers should at least be able to appease the Leicester faithful here if he can continue his impressive personal managerial record against Norwich. The former Liverpool manager has just one loss across his last eight meetings with Norwich (W5, D2).
Possible Leicester City starting line-up
Kasper Schmeichel; Daniel Amartey, Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans; Nampalys Mendy, Timothy Castagne, Youri Tielemans, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Harvey Barnes; Kelechi Iheanacho, Patson Daka.
Injured: James Justin, Wilfred Ndidi
Doubtful: James Maddison, Ricardo Pereira
Norwich City will look to at least win their sixth game of the season when they face Leicester City on Wednesday.
Having already been relegated this season, the visitors have very little to play for besides preparing for the Championship next season. They come into this tie on the back of a chastening 4-0 loss to West Ham, leaving them rooted at the bottom of the table.
However, a win in the East Midlands could lift Norwich off the foot of the table if results elsewhere go their way. But considering both the ‘Canaries’ only away league wins this season has come against Brentford and Watford – two sides that were promoted to the PL alongside them – confidence isn’t likely to be high.
The visitors have lost 12 out of the 15 games that they have played against more ‘established’ PL sides, with this factor one thing that has cost them this season. They have also struggled to score goals away from home with Dean Smith’s side currently on a league-low ten away league goals this season.
In defence, things are not so good either, as Norwich have conceded 2+ goals in eight of their last 10 away matches. With nothing to lose, they will go into this tie hopeful of getting an excellent result.
Possible Norwich City starting line-up
Tim Krul; Max Aarons, Grant Hanley, Sam Byram, Brandon Williams; Mathias Normann, Billy Gilmour; Kieran Dowell, Milot Rashica, Pierre Lees-Melou; Teemu Pukki.
Injured: Ozan Kabak, Adam Idah, Josh Sargent, Christoph Zimmermann, Kenny McLean, and Andrew Bamidele
Leicester City 1-0 Norwich